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Re: Stimulant question deniseuk190466

Posted by psychobot5000 on April 4, 2007, at 1:24:05

In reply to Stimulant question, posted by deniseuk190466 on April 1, 2007, at 11:40:03

> Hi,
>
> Are stimulants more helpful for people who sleep all the time or are they good for general apathy also.
>
> I don't feel like I want to sleep all the time, I just generally feel apathetic, no pleasure in anything, no real interest in anything and yet also this constant nawing anxiety which I think is due to the fact that I don't really feel like doing anything.
>

Stimulants generally are good for motivation, and for relieving apathy, as well as giving energy. Their risks for the heart are generally modest--just monitor your heart-rate and be aware.

But it sound to me like you're describing anhedonia, also--an inability to experience much pleasure? For that, stimulants are usually less useful. Admittedly, they can help, but the benefit often either reduces or goes away almost entirely over a period of weeks or months. Still, the other benefits are likely to remain, that is, relieving apathy and etc.


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